Analyzing the Present to Protect the Future


Analyzing the Present to Protect the Future

Conservation in a Changing World

Wood Thrush banded at HMF

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Hi, my name's Jeff Brown and welcome to my homepage. I recently defended my PhD and will be starting a post-doc at ASU working with the CAP-LTER team in August.

Broadly speaking, I consider myself an urban ecologist and conservation biology. The goal of my research is to promote biodiversity within urban landscapes through greater understanding of how species are distributed across protected areas and what factors influence whether species presence or absence. Currently, my work looks at how the surrounding landscape and size of protected forests influence the bird taxonomy within this forest. This work shows how biodiversity with a protected area is influenced by developing landscapes and also highlights the different ways biodiversity may present itself to people visiting the landscapes.

In addition to my research, I am passionate about both teaching and the promotion of diversity within the STEM fields. I believe that the first step in increasing diversity with STEM fields starts with increasing engagement. My goal is to teach and develop lessons that reach a wide variety of backgrounds and that allow students to contribute their own experiences to the design of the course. Once students realize the potential opportunities STEM fields present, I make it a priority to connect interested students with research experiences working with myself or other collaborators.

Click the different links located at the top or in the corner to learn more about my research and teaching. Additionally, if you would like to learn more about my current lab group you can find information here: Lockwood Lab at Rutgers University.

I am passionate about teaching and am always looking for fun or interesting ways to engage my students. Below is a summary of my research using only the 1000 most common English words:

Animals' houses are in trouble. Trouble comes in many forms but the more people, the bigger the chance animals' homes go away. My work looks at how animals' houses change when more and more people come. My study animals are flying animals and little animals with no backs.

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Rutgers University
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ